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Marshall (hip surgery), Turner (other surgery) out 'til camp

Well, things just got a little more interesting.

While the Dolphins are expecting marked improvement from their wide receiver position, two players with the biggest set of lenses on them at the position will probably not be practicing this offseason.

Coach Tony Sparano said today Brandon Marshall had "a routine procedure," that will keep him out until the start of training camp. Sparano then confirmed the procedure is a surgery to "clearn things up," while declining to be specific about the body part in question.

ESPN is reporting the surgery Marshall had was hip surgery. Marshall had hip surgery last year in Vail, Colo., and missed the start of training camp as a result. 

[Update: I'm told Marshall had surgery on the same hip two weeks ago. It's interesting perhaps only to me, but Marshall passed a Dolphins physical while requiring surgery.]

[Update 2: The Herald's Jeff Darlington is quoting a source close to Marshall that is saying the procedure was not to the same hip but the other hip and that it was not a clean up. Now that we're all totally confused, I'm sure the next story will be that Marshall really had ankle surgery.]

Asked if he knew about the need for this surgery before signing Marshall, Sparano paused ...

"Well," he said. "No."

Marshall was nonetheless in good spirits today.

"It's definitely frustrating, but you know, some things you can't control," Marshall said. "In my past, I learned that, not to worry myself and hold my head down when I can't control it. I'm just going to do the best I can with the mental reps and prepare myself that way."

Patrick Turner likely will not work this offseason until training camp either, the coach said.

Turner also had surgery this offseason and was only allowed to walk around the practice field today as the rest of the team practiced.

This has varying degrees of importance.

It is clear that one of the things the offseason is meant to provide is chemistry between a quarterback and wide receiver. So it is important for Marshall and Chad Henne to have been able to work together and learn each other this offseason.

I remember Dan Marino used to say it would take three or four months for him to get to know a new wide receiver. Training camp doesn't accomplish the feat by itself because of the time constraints and because other players are taking repetitions.

So in that regard, this is a setback for the Dolphins passing game being on point immediately between its starting quarterback and go-to receiver. Is it a huge deal?

Not if Marshall can be his 100-catch self in time for the regular-season opener.

On the Turner front the issue is different.

Turner is not an accomplished player. The issue with him is whether or not he's going to get enough work this offseason to make the significant and necessary personal improvement to compete for a job in training camp.

Sure, one needs to worry about his ability to get in synch with Henne also. But the greater worry for Turner is whether he can carve a niche for himself on the roster first and the gameday roster second. He was unable to earn a spot on the gameday roster consistently as a rookie and didn't figure at all in the offense.

So he needs to get better. Can he do that in training camp? After not working much this offseason? While coming back from some unknown surgery?

I don't like his chances.

Other offseason surgeries for the Dolphins: Nate Garner, who didn't practice Wednesday. Reggie Torbor, who didn't practice Wednesday, Channing Crowder, who didn't practice Wednesday. I know Crowder's surgery was for a lisfranc injury. The Dolphins are being coy about the reasons for the other surgeries.


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haha! thinks its funny home consider himself a "legit blogger"

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Home I don't even have issue with you, it is everyone else who has asked you to stop. I don't care who knows the most or doesn't. You won't find one blogger on here who has any qualms with me, I am never disrespectful. You argue with everyone. And the only insights you provide are that you made a few lousy predictions, well if you throw enough crap against the wall, eventually something sticks. And lastly, you piss and moan about NJ or Bobby always insulting or acting like tough guys, yet here you are doing the same exact thing. I will post under the same name every single time, not resorting to signing in under stupid Spanish names. You are just as bad as the same people you whine about, multiple names, insults, threats. You are a joke, period


you rock .

Henne said he and Marshall did lots of work together since his arrival at Miami. As long as Marshall is ready for the start of camp it should not become an issue at all.

As far as Turner, I would have gladly "thrown in" Turner as part of the Marshall deal. So if he works out, phenominal. If not, Marshall more than makes up for his value and potential waste as a 3rd rd pick anyway.

Marshall's arrival "erases a lot of things.

Home Has Some of The Best Insight On Dolphin Football

Has Already Proved Time & Time Again
Home Is The Best Predictor Of The Miami Dolphins On The Planet

Most Are Too Weak And Jealous To Admit It

Yet If They Get One little thing right
They jump up & down like little Hypocrites

Home Has Reached Way Out with His Miami Dolphin Predictions
And Hits
and Again
and Again
and Again
and Again

and U Cannot Handle It

So Stop Resisting
Or Get Hit Again

Haha! is jealous of home's foil hat



U R Nothing Boottang but a jealous whiny Bietch

My Predictions R many
and accurate
but U cannot handle the truth
U R Jealous & small minded
Home is always signed in

U started trouble with me and encourage ID Theft & Impostering

thats How U started with me
I never knew U
or talked to U

U think now
Home cares what U say

U made your filthy bed
Now lie In the Filth and ask yourself why U chose that road

Jealousy has killed many a little man like yourself
try controlling yourself when speaking to others who have come in peace
or prepare to battle

SOME of the best insights on the blog, not ALL. There are plenty of people who have a good idea of what they are talking about on this blog. People don't like hearing how smart you are, Noone cares. You predicted 1-15 for us under Cam Cameron? Or Nick Saban would be the coach at Alabama? Or Ricky Williams would abruptly quit? Obviously not, noone can predict EVERYTHING, people are wrong at times. That doesn't make their knowledge any less than yours. And as previously stated, who cares who knows the most anyway? The idea of a blog is for people to have varying opinions, different insights, not everyone is going to agree. But the minute someone disagrees with you, you resort to Spanish signin names, insults, and tooting your own horn about all the other stuff you got right. Sounds very 2nd gradish to me to be honest.

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The only thing I ever said was that you were disrespectful. That is it. I do find your impostor funny, but that doesn't mean I have any animosity towards you. You started the attacking, and even in my replies, have not called you any names, have not insulted you.

How dare you slander the great bootang. You are not 1/100th of the blogger he is. Home could not carry bootangs cyber jock strap, but he probably wants to.

As God Be my Witness
Never signed in Spanish names

Never Imposter Folks

IT Dept Knows This

Why R U Spreading Filthy Rumors & Lies

Well there is no questioning you resorted to name calling and insults, speaks to your character.



How Bout we start over and U do not slander me or encourage ID Theft and Impostering

Home Reaches out with an olive branch to U

Would like nothing more than civility

As For predictions
They R on every sports blog on every sport
Also lists of them and many of the world makes bets on their predictions
If U do not care to participate that is your choice

Home puts a lot of time into studying these things with the Dolphins and as he should be
Is Very Proud of His Record

Hope We can Start Fresh

Gonna Be a Great Year!


see this is y t.o. would have been a better fit!!!! injury but he passed a physical and the truth comes out after the fact... smh damn just when we had hope!!!!!

i hope marshall don't spend most of his time on I.R. rather than on the field!

The sky is falling! Oh my god!


I am only telling you these things because that is why people dislike what you have to offer. Always tooting your horn, noone likes that, in any walk of life. And you can't complain about others insulting and being rude, when you turn around and do the same exact things. Hypocrites are tolerated and respected even less. And most of everyone's animosity lied in you with the conspiracy stuff, as with religion or politics, you can't force that stuff on people. You can't. So people repeatedly asked you to take it elsewhere, and for a long time you did not. You know the saying about first impressions. I have no beef with you, if I don't agree with something you have said, I do the same thing that i do with others, I move on. I have seen others try to ask you to stop, so I was merely telling the poster today to not even bother. And laughing at an impostor doesn't mean I encourage them, it just means I thought the comment was funny. Don't take things so personally.


You know nothing. Stop being so jealous of me. You can't watch the fins game with me in my bomb shelter.

What Do U Say Bootang25

Respectful Talk?


Ready For a Good Year Of Dolphin Football?

All Of Us Dolfans Should Be Bros

U Want Civility & a Great Blog
So Does Home

Away knows Home is ignorant back stabber who will verbal assault bootang next time he have chance

So talking off topic is ok as long as it is what U want to hear off topic ???

Occasional Talk of Biggest Toxic Oil Flow & Deliberate Insane Severe Weather Disasters R Taboo

but everything else is ok ????

Home does more than toot his own horn. He blows a horn.

U See Dolfans

U Talk of Civility

But then deliver the Opposite and continue to Slander & Imposter Like 6:35 PM post

and U wonder why the blog is a train wreck?

too bad

Home Will Play By Any Rules
and Hope It Gets Better Here


I have no beef with you. If there's a good debate going on, I'll talk. As for topics of debate, I really don't care about any of that. One of my favorite posters on here is soiled bottom, he hardly ever talks football. But I can safely say if people respectfully asked him to cut the shenanigans, he would. Heck, I believe Mando's blog tagline is something like no subject is too taboo. If a topic comes up I don't like or care to talk about, I use my right to not partake in it. I can not and will not tell others what to talk about. Others may not have that viewpoint. So as for you and I, we are good. I know we both have high hopes for Patrick Turner this year and beyond.

Home is blowing that horn now.

Home here is official list of approved off topic topics

1. Dez Braynts Mom
2. Movie
3. Your first love
4. Meatball
5. Shoulders day
6. charity
7. Your Job (LMAO!)
8. Alcohol
9. Breasts
10. Meaning of life

Posted by: Away | May 19, 2010 at 06:43 PM

5. Shoulders day -ROTFLMFAO

Somewhere NJ is probably seething over that one.

Good Job Bootang
Have enjoyed some football posts from U
Found them to be insightful and positive

Sorry about the Imposter Troll
Not my job To control that
Think U know when NJ or Troll is posting

Curious to find out what surgery Turner had done

Did U find Marshalls Jersey #19 Amusing?
Home Sure Did

WHat the Duece is going on here??????

home, i really find your posts about the dolphins great ,no one can top them .this is an honest view .

I love Dolphin Football! I've been a fan since they were an expansion team (Coach Wilson).
And, I love to hear what other fans have to say about my favorite team!
I would like to see everyone on this blog actually talk about footbal!
Apparently, that just isn't going to happen.
Someone wake me up when all the children have gone to bed or taken their meds, or whatever is wrong with you people!
When no one reads this blog because of all of the crap on it, maybe someone will do something about it!


Your top 10 list is hilarious. I love that the meaning of life is number 10.

How bad is it that Marshall made SportsCenter, and the lead on NFL Total Access. Media overreaction.

Wow, I really expected more gloom and doom about the Marshall situation from the Dolphins fans here. Glad to see that most people realize this isn’t a big deal and is being a little overblown by the media.

bobby d getting personal, hilarious. when all else fails, insult!

bill_cnnrs. When you speak ignorance on a football blog, people tend to insult you. You may want to start off in the minor league blog like the Sun-Sentinel till you become more experienced in Miami Dolphin football talk

ThanX Aloco

Jesus do any if you have anything to do but kuck up this board. Your always on here kuckn up this board with your stupid comments. U r a pathetic excuse for a dolphin fan.

And if, somehow someway, u THINK I'm talking at YOU. Then I must be. You know who u r loser.

ThanX ALoco

This surgery with Marshall is certainly something to keep an eye on but at this point is not, IMO, a major concern. I (gulp) agree with home that it is common for veteran players to hold off on small surgeries and such in order to get out of OTAs and minicamps.

Bootang, very diplomatic in your dealings with Home. He was not the one with the Spanish names. That bozo cant speak the language. I for one do not have any beef with you. I am the one that is out there to level the field when you know who shows up.

Come on Machu lets go!

i agree doof on all of that

bill_cnnrs. When you speak ignorance on a football blog, people tend to insult you. You may want to start off in the minor league blog like the Sun-Sentinel till you become more experienced in Miami Dolphin football talk

Posted by: Machupichu | May 19, 2010 at 07:17 PM

This poster is one of two people....NJ or booby. Booby and bill cnnrs had a good debate on here earlier......

Anyone else got Ricky as their second favorite fin?

Poor booby/nj complain about others not posting their "real names" and here he goes as machu....they so smart.

Bill cnnrs, you will learn about these two fools on here, well two or one depends on how you look at them.

Please Ayacucho
It Is Not Bozo
It Is Homey D. Clown LOL

Habla solemente poco Espanola

Only studied 2 years spanish

Hello everybody... I admit the top 10 off topic topics was me... I hope everyone is doing well... Go Dolphins

Peace out

thank you mike

I absolutely loathed Ricky when he quit on us and I swore I’d never be a fan of his again but I reneged on that oath to myself because he has really won me over the last two years. I’m pleased to admit he is again one of my favorite Dolphins.

Welcome Back carlito

Home, I was trying to help you out

Very Much Aprreciate the play and Inner Peace achieved by Ricky Williams

However was disappointed in some big fumbles at crucial times after playing so well and working so hard in 2009

Also was clearly evident was very difficult for Ricky Williams to keep going late in the season carrying the load w/Ronnie Out Injured

Believe the last 3 games Ricky only averaged Bout 30 yards per game

ThanX Ayachucho

Again Home only wants to contribute to successful blog

Appreciate the Truth & Manning Up Ayachucho

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